Safe At Home

RTP provides smaller-sized critical repair projects on a year-round basis for vulnerable homeowners. Safe at Home (SAH) helps seniors, families, and people with disabilities live more independently by addressing minor repairs before they grow into more costly repair issues.

Through our Safe at Home Repair Program, and with the support of staff, AmeriCorps members, and a handful of skilled volunteers, RTP serves approximately 130 low-income homeowners each year. Projects include:

  • Debris removal
  • Fence repair
  • Basic home maintenance
  • Exterior painting
  • Light yard work
  • Minor plumbing and electrical work
  • Heating repair
  • Window repair and replacement
  • Door repair and replacement
  • Energy efficiency measures
  • Some accessibility modifications.

Our Safe At Home Sponsors & Partners

Applicants

To be eligible:

  • You must own— not rent—your home, live in the home, and be able to provide proof of ownership
  • Your home must be in San Mateo County or in the cities of Los Altos or Palo Alto
  • You must remain in the home for at least two years after repairs are complete
  • You may not own another home or real estate
  • Your total gross household income from all adults 18 years and older living in the home must be below the following guidelines

Total Gross Annual Income

*Adults (18 years and older) and children

Household Size1234567
Santa Clara County (Palo Alto and Los Altos)
Total Annual Income
$92,250$105,400$118,600$131,750$142,300$152,850$163,400
San Mateo County
Total Annual Income
$104,400$119,300$134,200$149,100$161,050$173,000$184,900

“A heartwarming experience! Most appreciated. Great people involved in the project.”

Homeowner

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